Pennsylvania

Cheap Car Rentals in Pennsylvania from $25

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Pennsylvania with a pick-up date of 6/25 and drop-off date of 6/25. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Pennsylvania car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Pennsylvania. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on June 13, 2024.

Most popular company

Kyte

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

$71

Cheapest price per day

$25

What are the car rental prices for popular cities in Pennsylvania?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Pennsylvania, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 144 pickup locations in Pennsylvania to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on June 13, 2024.

Price

$34 - $51

Out of all the popular cities in Pennsylvania, Washington is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $34/day. Renting a car in Washington is 33% cheaper than renting one in Philadelphia where the per day rate is around $51. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Pennsylvania to get a rental car in are: York ($36/day), Lancaster ($37/day), and Reading ($40/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Philadelphia should expect to spend around $51/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Pennsylvania?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Pennsylvania and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on June 13, 2024.

January

$40

February

$44

March

$49

April

$57

May

$64

June

$63

July

$62

August

$58

September

$51

October

$53

November

$48

December

$48

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Pennsylvania is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is May. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Pennsylvania

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Pennsylvania to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on June 13, 2024.

Small cars

$41 - $72

All Car Types

$52 - $81

To rent a small car in Pennsylvania, you would pay an average price of $57/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Pennsylvania (~$41/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$72/day). In fact, February is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Pennsylvania. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Pennsylvania, renting a small car saves you 15% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Pennsylvania small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Pennsylvania, you would pay an average price of $60/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Pennsylvania (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$69/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Pennsylvania. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Pennsylvania, renting a medium car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Pennsylvania medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Pennsylvania, you would pay an average price of $75/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Pennsylvania (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$93/day). In fact, November is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Pennsylvania. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Pennsylvania, renting a large car is 10% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Pennsylvania large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Pennsylvania, you would pay an average price of $72/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Pennsylvania (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$85/day). In fact, February is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Pennsylvania. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Pennsylvania, renting a SUV is 7% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Pennsylvania SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Pennsylvania, you would pay an average price of $101/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a van in Pennsylvania (~$89/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$123/day). In fact, November is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Pennsylvania. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Pennsylvania, renting a van is 34% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Pennsylvania van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Pennsylvania, you would pay an average price of $51/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Pennsylvania (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$86/day). In fact, October is about 3% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Pennsylvania. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Pennsylvania, renting a pickup truck saves you 24% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Pennsylvania pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Pennsylvania, you would pay an average price of $84/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Pennsylvania (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$103/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Pennsylvania. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Pennsylvania, renting a luxury car is 20% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Pennsylvania luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Pennsylvania, you would pay an average price of $115/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Pennsylvania (~$82/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$139/day). In fact, December is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Pennsylvania. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Pennsylvania, renting a convertible is 41% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Pennsylvania convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Chevrolet Spark$29/day
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Chevrolet Spark$32/day
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Kia Rio$34/day
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Tips for renting a car in Pennsylvania

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Pennsylvania including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on June 13, 2024.
  • There are many toll roads in Pennsylvania, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which is known for being the largest. When you rent a car in the state, you may be able to specifically ask for a vehicle that has an E-Z Pass transponder installed on it. Having this feature will make it easier to pass through the payment stations. Otherwise, the toll road fees will be charged via your license plate number. Each car rental company has a different procedure for if and how customers should pay for tolls, so make sure to read the fine print of your contract.
  • Those who will be exploring the state with little ones will first want to read up on Pennsylvania’s car seat laws. Between birth and the age of two years old, children must be in a car seat that is rear-facing. Children between the ages of two and four years old must be in a car seat that faces forward. From the ages of four to eight, children can be in a booster seat. Children must always sit in the back seat until the age of 12.
  • Many individuals who rent a car in Pennsylvania may want to go and explore a neighboring state, like New York, New Jersey, or Maryland. All major rental companies will allow you to do this and will even allow you to drive to any state in the continental United States. You will need to check if you can return your rental in a state other than Pennsylvania, though. If you would like to go on an international road trip to Canada, this is typically allowed as well. However, you will need to tell your rental agency about this ahead of time, as you will likely need to pay for international insurance.

Top rental agencies in Pennsylvania

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Pennsylvania known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Pennsylvania. Reviews were last updated on June 13, 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in Pennsylvania, including locations near Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and State College. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

Alamo

8.2
Very good
379 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.1
Good
276 reviews47 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.4

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.0

Budget

6.6
Okay
360 reviews19 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.7

Sixt

6.5
Okay
162 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.3

Payless

6.0
Okay
326 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.5

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

6.1

Avis

5.9
Fair
137 reviews20 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

5.7

Hertz

5.6
Fair
612 reviews38 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

5.7

Dollar

5.6
Fair
284 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.9

Best Pennsylvania car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Pennsylvania. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Pennsylvania with an average daily rate of $40. Data was last updated on June 13, 2024.
Browse some of the deals we've come across on car rentals in the Pennsylvania region, including options close to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and State College. If these deals don't match what you're looking for, not to worry -- deals are updated on a regular basis.
Hyundai Elantra$25/day
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Hyundai Elantra
Toyota Corolla$29/day
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Toyota Corolla
Ford Fiesta$29/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Pennsylvania, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on June 13, 2024.
  • Should I rent a car in Pennsylvania?

    Major cities in the state, like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, have pretty robust public transportation systems, so a car is not always necessary, but rather an added luxury. Outside these cities, however, Pennsylvania tends to be primarily made up of rural countryside and small towns that do not have much in the way of public transportation, such as Lancaster and Allentown. To move around these areas, you will definitely need to rely on having access to your own vehicle, especially if you plan on visiting Amish Country during your time in the region.

  • What is driving like in Pennsylvania?

    As a lot of Pennsylvania can be rather rural, you will always want to keep your eyes open for animals crossing the road. It is not uncommon to see deer, skunks, or foxes running. The Pennsylvania Turnpike also has quite a few tunnels, so be prepared to drive in these and always make sure that your headlights are on. Due to the fact that Pennsylvania is in the northeast, the state can receive quite a bit of snow in the winter. If you are visiting during this season, make sure that your rental is properly equipped with chains and winter tires.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Pennsylvania?

    Like most states in the United States, Pennsylvania requires individuals to be at least 21 years old to rent a vehicle. If you are renting a car and you are under the age of 25, it is likely that you will be required by your rental agency to pay an additional extra fee each day for being a young driver. You will also need to have had your driving license for at least one year before you are legally able to rent a car. Your license cannot be restricted in any way or be expired.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Pennsylvania?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $69/day when booking a rental car in Pennsylvania. The best deal a user found was for $32/day from Turo, booked on Jun. 9.

  • What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Pennsylvania?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Pennsylvania from the following companies over the past two weeks: Getaround ($25/day), Turo ($29/day), and Payless ($37/day).

  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Pennsylvania?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Silvercar (8.6 rating), Alamo (8.5 rating) and Yesaway (8.5 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Pennsylvania.

  • What are gas prices like in Pennsylvania?

    The average gas price in Pennsylvania is $3.82/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $66 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Pennsylvania for a week from Kyte?

    Kyte is a popular option for travelers looking for car rental in Pennsylvania. You can expect the average cost of rental car to be about $383 per week.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Pennsylvania for the best price?

    Booking your car rental early can save you up to 32% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Pennsylvania.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Pennsylvania?

    Typically how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Pennsylvania however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Pennsylvania for a month?

    Prices can be as low as $1,641 if you consider booking with Turo. That price represents savings of 60% compared to the Pennsylvania average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Pennsylvania is on average $1,641 ($55/day).

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Van rentals in Pennsylvania

Find van rental deals in Pennsylvania from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Pennsylvania cost an average of $35 per day. Price data was last updated on June 13, 2024.
Check out some of the deals we've found for van rentals in the Pennsylvania region, including pickup options close to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and State College. If you're not finding the right deal for your van rental, check back soon as deals are constantly being refreshed.
Toyota Sienna$35/day
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Toyota Sienna

Car rentals by fuel type in Pennsylvania

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Pennsylvania. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Pennsylvania. Deals were last updated on June 13, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Pennsylvania. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($29+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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